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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2005

Indicator 6:
Teachers Threatened With Injury or Attacked by Students


Table 6.2. Percentage and number of public and private school teachers who reported that they were physically attacked by a student during the previous 12 months, by urbanicity and selected teacher and school characteristics: 1993–94 and 1998–2000
Teacher or school characteristic 1993–94 1998–2000
Percent Number Percent Number
Total Central city Urban fringe/ large town Small town/ rural Total Central city Urban fringe/ large town Small town/ rural Total Central city Urban fringe/ large town Small town/ rural Total Central city Urban fringe/ large town Small town/ rural
 
    Total 4.1 5.6 4.0 3.1 119,200 48,100 37,000 34,100 3.9 5.4 3.4 3.0 134,800 54,900 57,900 22,000
 
Sex
  Male 3.9 5.8 3.6 2.7 30,800 13,500 8,800 8,500 3.6 5.3 3.3 1.8 30,600 13,200 13,800 3,500
  Female 4.2 5.4 4.1 3.3 88,400 34,600 28,200 25,700 4.0 5.4 3.4 3.5 104,200 41,600 44,100 18,500
 
Race/ethnicity1
  White 4.1 5.7 3.9 3.1 102,700 37,900 32,800 32,000 3.8 5.4 3.4 3.0 111,700 40,800 51,000 19,900
  Black 3.9 4.2 4.3 2.4 7,700 4,800 1,900 1,000 4.8 5.9 3.0 4.4 11,600 7,800 2,400 1,400
  Hispanic 5.2 6.4 4.3 2.7 6,100 4,200 1,300 500 4.6 5.4 4.4 1.8 8,800 5,100 3,400 300
  Other 5.2 6.6 5.0 3.6 2,800 1,200 1,000 500 3.1 3.2 3.2 2.6 2,600 1,100 1,200 300
 
Instructional level2
  Elementary 4.9 6.5 4.6 3.8 75,400 31,100 22,400 22,000 5.5 7.2 4.9 4.3 102,200 41,600 44,700 15,900
  Secondary 3.2 4.3 3.2 2.2 43,800 17,000 14,600 12,200 2.1 3.0 1.7 1.7 32,600 13,200 13,300 6,100
 
Sector
  Public 4.4 6.4 4.2 3.2 110,700 45,100 32,900 32,600 4.2 6.2 3.5 3.1 125,000 50,700 53,200 21,200
  Private 2.3 1.9 2.9 2.1 8,500 3,000 4,000 1,500 2.2 2.0 2.6 1.6 9,800 4,200 4,800 800
1 Other includes American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian or Pacific Islander. Respondents who identified themselves as being of Hispanic origin are classified as Hispanic, regardless of their race.
2 Elementary schools are defined as schools in which the lowest grade is less than or equal to grade 6 and the highest grade is less than or equal to grade 8. Secondary schools are defined as schools in which the lowest grade is greater than or equal to grade 7 and the highest grade is less than or equal to grade 12.
NOTE: Population sizes for teachers are 2,940,000 in 1993–94 and 3,451,000 in 1998–2000. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Numbers are rounded to the nearest 100.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public, Private and Charter Teacher and School Surveys," 1993–94 and 1998–2000.



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